Amrita Banerjee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and the Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon, USA. Banerjee was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Oregon State University in Oregon, USA prior to joining IIT Bombay. She specializes in Moral and Socio-Political Philosophy, which she approaches from the perspectives of Feminist Philosophy, Classical Pragmatism, and Twentieth century Continental philosophy. Banerjee focuses on marginalized intellectual spaces within Philosophy, and especially work by women philosophers and philosophers of color within these traditions. She is also interested in decolonizing Western philosophy, and engaging with hegemonic traditions from a transnational perspective. Her papers have appeared in prestigious journals such as Hypatia, the Journal of Speculative PhilosophyThe Pluralist, and Philosophy in the Contemporary World. She is co-editor of the special issue of Philosophy in the Contemporary World titled, “Mothering from the Margins.” Banerjee is currently serving on the Advisory Boards of Pragmatism Today, published by the Central-European Pragmatist Forum and the Book series on “Ethics of Care,” published by Peeters in Leuven, Belgium, EU. She is also on the Advisory Committee of the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. 

Kristína Bosáková is an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Pavol Josef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia and a collaborator of Arbeitsstelle Internationale Feuerbachforschung am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Westfällische Wilhelms Universität in Münster, Germany. She has been working in the field of nineteenth-and twentieth century Continental philosophy with a specialization in German philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and philosophical hermeneutics, above all in Hegel, Feuerbach and Gadamer. She co-edited the special issue of the Studies in East European though dedicated to the Czech philosopher and dissident, Jan Patočka. She has participated at the research projects sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Slovak Research and Development Agency. She has published several monographs on Gadamer. Her recent works include “Against the self‑sufficiency of reason. Concept of corporeity in Feuerbach and Patočka”, in Studies in East European Thought – 73, N. 3 (Springer Nature: 2021, p. 327-345), “Hegel and Niethammer on the Educational Practice in Civil Society”, (in co-authorship with M. Bykova), in Journal of Philosophy of Education, Vol. 55, No. 1, (Wiley 2021, p. 1-27), “Ich und Du ist Gott: The Impact of Ludwig Feuerbach’s Philosophy of Dialogical Communication on Modern Intersubjectivity and Recognition Theory”, in Encounters with Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy, Leiden: Brill 2023, p. 79-106, “Common Sense in Mendelssohn, Feuerbach, Gadamer and Habermas: The Role of Skepticism in the Modern Understanding of Religion from the Enlightenment to Philosophical Hermeneutics”, in The Modern Experience of the Religious, Leiden: Brill, 2023, p. 93-117, “Zur Aktualität von Ludwig Feuerbachs Religionsphilosophie und Anthropologie in post-säkularen (post-laizistischen) Gesellschafte”, in Das Programm des realen Humanismus. Festschrift für Ludwig Feuerbach zum 150. Todesjahr, Münster: Waxmann 2023, p. 363-380.

Deron Boyles is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. His research interests include school commercialism, epistemology, ethics, and American philosophy—particularly John Dewey, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Joseph Kinmont Hart. His work has been published in journals such as Philosophy of Education, Social Epistemology, Education & Culture, Philosophical Studies in Education, Dewey Studies, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, History of Education Quarterly, and Educational Theory. His books include American Education and Corporations: The Free Market Goes to School, Schools or Markets?: Commercialism, Privatization, and School-Business Partnerships, The Corporate Assault on Youth: Commercialism, Exploitation, and the End of Innocence, The Politics of Inquiry: Education Research and the “Culture of Science,” From a Gadfly to a Hornet: Academic Freedom, Humane Education, and the Intellectual Life of Joseph Kinmont Hart, and John Dewey’s Imaginative Vision of Teaching: Combining Theory and Practice. He is Past-President of the American Educational Studies Association, and Past-President of the John Dewey Society.

Lyubov Bugaeva (Ph.D., Dr. Hab.) is Professor in the Faculty of Philology at St. Petersburg University, Russia. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Research, Human Affairs, Pragmatism Today, and the Professors’ Journal. She has been a Fulbright scholar (2007–2008) and a Kone Foundation Fellow of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2015). She is a specialist in American philosophy, literary theory, and new media. She is the author of two books in Russian: Literature and Rite de Passage (2010) and What’s Up, Doc? Cinema as Thought (forthcoming), and of more than 200 articles in Russian and English.

James Campbell is a Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at The University of Toledo, Ohio. He has served as president of the American Association of Philosophy Professors, the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, and the William James Society. He was a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Innsbruck (1990-91) and the University of Munich (2003-04). He is author of The Community Reconstructs (1992), Understanding John Dewey (1995), Recovering Benjamin Franklin (1999), A Thoughtful Profession: The Early Years of the American Philosophical Association (2006), and Experiencing William James (2017).

Molly Cochran is a Reader in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, having formerly taught at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Bristol, and Georgia Tech.  Currently, she is writing a monograph titled, Constructing the International: Women’s Feminist Relational Activity, the League of Nations, and the Value of Publicness. She is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Dewey (CUP 2010), and author of A Normative Theory of International Relations: A Pragmatic Approach (CUP 1999). Journal articles and book chapters written by her include: “The “Newer Ideals” of Jane Addams’s Progressivism” in Progressivism and US Foreign Policy between the World Wars (Palgrave 2017) ; “Jane Addams und ihre internationale Ethik eines sozialen Radikalismus: globale Gerechtigkeit als realistische Utopie”, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2016); “Pragmatism and International Relations: A Story of Closure and Opening”, European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy (2012); and “Hedley Bull and John Dewey: Two Middle Grounders and a Pragmatic Approach to the Nuclear Dilemma” in Ethical Reasoning in International Affairs: Arguments from the Middle Ground, London: Palgrave (2013).

Anna Cook is an Associate Professor and co-director of the Centre for Philosophy for Children at the University of the Fraser Valley located on unceded Stó:lō territory (Abbotsford, BC, Canada). She teaches courses in  social/political philosophy, environmental ethics, feminist philosophy, and Indigenous philosophy. She is the author of “Pragmatism and Indigenous Philosophy,” “Indigenizing Philosophy on Stolen Lands: A Worry about Settler Philosophical Guardianship,” “Metaphorical and Literal Groundings: Unsettling Groundless Normativity in Environmental Ethics”, “Recognizing Settler Ignorance in the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” and “On the Existential Damage of School Shootings.” She is currently at work on a book Settler Ignorance.  

Philipp Dorstewitz is an associate professor of philosophy at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and held academic positions and teaching appointments at the University College Dublin, the London School of Economics, and Maastricht University. Since 2020 he is partner in an industrial start-up enterprise, Rubber Road Industrial L.L.C. Philipp Dorstewitz has been teaching a variety of university courses, ranging from Political Theory, Philosophy of Science, and Critical Thinking to Entrepreneurship. He is the author of numerous publications relating to human intelligence, imagination, and epistemology in collective deliberation processes. He has applied a pragmatist methodology to studying intelligent social transformations.

Ľubomír Dunaj is University Assistant at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria) and Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (Czechia). He obtained his PhD. from Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) and spent time as researcher at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), University of North Florida in Jacksonville (USA) and Fudan University, Shanghai (China). He is associate editor of Pragmatism Today and member of the editorial board of Filozofia: Journal for Philosophy. His areas of specialization include social and political philosophy, ethics, and social theory, while his areas of competence are critical theory, pragmatism, hermeneutics, civilizational analysis, and intercultural and comparative philosophy. His most recent books are Dunaj,Ľ and Sigurðsson, G. (eds.), Imaginary Worlds and Imperial Power: The Case of China (Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming 2024), Dunaj, Ľ., Smith, J., and Mertel, K. C. M. (eds.). Civilization, Modernity, and Critique: Engaging Johann P. Arnason’s Macro-Social Theory (London and New York: Routledge 2023), and Dunaj, Ľ. and Mertel, K. C. M. (eds.), Hans-Herbert Kögler’s Critical Hermeneutics (London: Bloomsbury 2022).

Rebecca L. Farinas is on the philosophy faculty at Loyola University New Orleans. Currently, she also works in the arts, as an independent curator and interior designer, and she serves on the editorial board of Pragmatism Today, for which she edited the Winter, 2022 Vol, 13, Issue 2, entitled “Power: Theory and Praxis”, which included her article “Analyzing Truthful Experiences: Feeling-out Transgender Values and Transvaluation”. Other recent publications include Classical American Philosophy: Poiesis in Public (Bloomsbury Academic 2022,) and, as Senior Editor and Contributor, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy (2021). Her upcoming book, Cosmic Values: A Pragmatic Approach, concerns using value analysis for contemporary problem solving.

Leonard Harris is Professor of Philosophy, Joyce and Edward E. Brewer Chair in Applied Ethics at Purdue University, and is the recipient of, among other awards, the Herbert Schneider Award from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in 2018, and the Franz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award, Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2014. His major publications include A Philosophy of Struggle: Leonard Harris Reader (2020), Biography of a Philosopher: Alain Locke (co-author 2008), The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke (editor 1999), and “Can a Pragmatist Recite a Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note? Or Insurrectionist Challenges to Pragmatism—Walker, Child, and Locke” (The Pluralist 2018). Harris rejects the transcendental and metaphysical moorings of Western and Eastern philosophy and promotes the ethics of insurrection, and literature as a source of advocacy aesthetics.

Bethany Henning is currently the Besl Chair for Ethics and Religion/Society at Xavier University where she has also previously served as a visiting professor of philosophy. She is the author of Dewey and the Aesthetic Unconscious: The Vital Depths of Experience (Lexington, 2022), and is currently co-authoring Quality Matters in Education, Art, and Metaphysics (Routledge-forthcoming 2025) with Seth Vannatta of Morgan State University. Her most recent articles include Where Pragmatism Gets Off: Sexuality in American Philosophy (2023, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society), Restoring the Dreamer: Suspicion and Faith in Freud and Dewey (2023, European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy) and The Queer Pragmatist and Erotic Concrescence (2023 Pragmatism Today). She serves on the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Division of the American Society for Aesthetics, and practices experimental public philosophy using typewriters to engage passers-by. She teaches critical theory, aesthetics, and philosophical ecology.

Hans-Herbert Kögler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville; regular guest prof. at Alpen-Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria. Former Department Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator. Major publications include The Power of Dialogue: Critical Hermeneutics after Gadamer and Foucault (MIT 1999; Michel Foucault (Metzler 2004); Kultura, kritika, dialog (Prague Academy 2006); Empathy and Agency: The Problem of Understanding in the Human Sciences (co-edited, Westview Press 2000; 2018); Religion in the Public Sphere (Prague Academy 2016, co-authors Habermas, Taylor, Ferrara); Enigma Agency (co-edited, Transcript 2019). Lead essays in influential special issues on sociology of knowledge (Social Epistemology 1997) and the Russo-Ukrainian War (European Journal of Social Theory 2023). Hans-Herbert Kögler´s Critical Hermeneutics (Bloomsbury 2022) unites international scholars analyzing and advancing his approach. Numerous international workshops; numerous articles and book chapters on critical theory, social philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences, dialogic cosmopolitanism and the ethics of intercultural dialogue.

Barbara Lowe is a Professor of Philosophy at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, New York. She earned her PhD from Fordham University in 2005.  Her scholarship focuses on pragmatism, feminism, and applied ethics. Dr. Lowe’s recent publications include chapters in The Oxford Handbook of American and British Women Philosophers in the Nineteenth Century and The Oxford Handbook of Jane Addams. To the former, she contributed “Jane Addams (1860-1935), the Settlement Women of Hull House, and the Feminist Pragmatist Orientation” and to the latter, “The Complementary Theory and Practice of Jane Addams and George Herbert Mead: Bending Toward Justice.” Recent work in applied ethics includes articles and presentations on the topics of moral injury and “dirty work,” immigration, and the ethics of advertising cosmetic procedures to patients. Honors and awards include the Jane Addams Prize, the Douglass Greenlee Prize, the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Father Dorsey Award for Dedication to the Life of the Student.  An active member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), Dr. Lowe has previously served as a board member and program co-chair. Currently she convenes the Jane Collective for the Advancement of Feminism in American Philosophy.

Armen T. Marsoobian is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, Affiliated Faculty at the Human Rights Institute of the University of Connecticut, and a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University. He edits the journal Metaphilosophy. He held the position of the Ordjanian Visiting Professor at Columbia University 2013, 2020, and 2022 and was Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars from 2019-2923. He has lectured and published extensively on topics in genocide studies, human rights, American Philosophy, aesthetics, and moral philosophy. He has co-edited seven books, including Genocide’s Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair, Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Memory, and The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy with John Ryder. His award-winning authored book, Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia, was based upon extensive research about his family, accomplished photographers in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and the United States. Exhibitions of their photography were mounted in Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Great Britain, and the United States. His companion exhibition volume, Reimagining a Lost Armenian Home: The Dildilian Photography Collection, was published in both English and Turkish.

Lee A. McBride III is professor of philosophy at The College of Wooster (Ohio), specializing in American philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of race. He is the author of Ethics and Insurrection: A Pragmatism for the Oppressed (Bloomsbury 2021); he is editor of A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader (Bloomsbury 2020) and co-editor with Erin McKenna of Pragmatist Feminism and the Work of Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Bloomsbury 2022). McBride is currently writing a short monograph on the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois (under contract with Indiana University Press). He is President-Elect of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP).

Scott L. Pratt is Professor and Head of Philosophy at the University of Oregon.  His research and teaching interests are in American philosophy (including pragmatism, America feminism, philosophies of race, and Indigenous American philosophy), philosophy of education, and the history of logic.  He is author of two books, Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy (Indiana University Press, 2002) and Logic: Inquiry, Argument and Order (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), coauthor of American Philosophy from Wounded Knee the Present (Bloomsbury, 2015; revised edition forthcoming), coeditor of four other books, and author of numerous articles on pluralism, logic, and Indigenous American philosophy.  He is currently working on two book projects: a coauthored study of social science method, Posthuman Empiricism: Agency, Ethics, and Politics in Social Inquiry; and a monograph, Against Critical Reason: Logic, Colonization, and Indigenous Philosophy, a study of the role of logic (formal and informal) in the colonization of North America and its implications for present-day anti-colonial and decolonial efforts.

John Ryder is a co-founder of CEPF, and is currently retired, having spent his career as a professor of philosophy and senior administrator in universities in New York, Azerbaijan, the UAE, and Malta. He was a Fulbright Senior specialist in St. Petersburg University, Russia, in 2007, and in the fall 2023 term he was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Moscow State University, where he taught a PhD seminar on American Pragmatic Naturalism. He is the author of Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought (Vanderbilt 1999), The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism (Fordham 2013), Knowledge, Art, and Power: An Outline of a Theory of Experience (Brill 2020), and Philosophy of Education: Teaching and Learning through History and Practice (Rowman & Littlefield 2022). He is the editor of American Philosophic Naturalism in the 20th Century (Prometheus 1994), and co-editor of The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden (Prometheus 2002, with Scott Pratt), The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy (Blackwell 2004, with Armen Marsoobian), and five volumes of papers from meetings of the CEPF. He is currently at work on a book on political theory, tentatively titled On Common Interests: A Political Theory.

Radim Šíp is an Associate Professor at the Research Center of FHS, Tomas Bata University in Zlin and at the Faculty of Education, Charles University. He obtained his PhD. (in Philosophy) and habilitation (in Education) from Masaryk University. His research focuses: 1) Pragmatist theory of knowledge, 2) Pragmatist education, and 3) Inclusion and alternative educational systems. Most important publications: Richard Rorty, Pragmatism between Language and Experience (Paido, 2008), Pragmatism and Deconstruction in Anglo-American Philosophy (Paido, 2010 – co-author), “Dewey’s and Rorty’s Thoughts on Education” (Pragmatism Today, 2010), Globalization, Nationalism and Europe: The Need for Trans-National Perspectives in Education (Human Affiars, 2014), “Why We Should Move from Rorty to ‘Rortwey’” (in Rorty and Beyond,  Lexington Books – 2020), Why Education and its Actors Fail. Cognitive Landscapes and Nationalism (MUNIPress, 2020), “On Education: John Ryder’s Relentless Mirror” (Pragmatism Today, 2021), Towards an Inclusive School: Interaction and Norm (MUNIPress, 2022).

Jane Skinner is currently responsible for research oversight for the Faculty of Business and Management Studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. She graduated from the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge in the UK, before moving to South Africa where she completed her doctorate in Philosophy at the then University of Natal. She has held educational consultancy and directorship posts at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests span the philosophy of economic thought, higher education development in developing countries, and the philosophical contribution of the late philosopher Joseph Margolis.

Mark Tschaepe (they/them) is professor of philosophy, program coordinator for philosophy and geography, and SECURE Cybersecurity Center of Excellence research faculty at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. They are also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Somaesthetics and the philosophy editor for Bridge, a Chicago arts and culture journal. For 5 years, they were a board director and co-chair of the steering committee for AIDS Foundation Houston (recently renamed Allies in Hope). Tschaepe has published on a wide variety of topics involving pragmatism, including guessing and scientific explanation, microaggressions, ubuntu ethics, and scopic mediation. This past year they completed their manuscript, Somaesthetics of Discomfort: Addressing Identity, Normativity, and Alienation, for the Studies in Somaesthetics series at Brill Press. Their work continues to draw together and develop tools from pragmatism and queer theory, as well as from other creators and critics (e.g., Lynda Benglis, Claude Cahun, Ivan Coyote, Martine Gutierrez, Pope.L, Audre Lorde, Kent Monkman/Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, Del LaGrace Volcano, and David Wojnarowicz). They are currently working through ideas concerning uncertainty, joy, disidentification, and aesthetics, especially as pertaining to dismantling heteronormativity and gender binarism. 

Tess Varner is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She teaches courses in American Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, and Philosophy of Race, as well as two month-long study away courses in alternating summers: “Nature and Culture: Nature Writing as Public Philosophy” (camping in national parks in the American West) and “Nature and Culture of Norway: Peacebuilding and Friluftsliv” (exploring Norway’s national parks and peacebuilding culture). In 2023 she was awarded the Alwin C. Carus and M. Elisabeth Carus Distinguished Professorship for superior classroom teaching. She has authored chapters for The Oxford Handbook on Jane Addams and Restoration and Philosophy: New Philosophical Engagements with the Stone Campbell Tradition, as well as several other articles in journals such as Hypatia, The Pluralist, Eidos: The Journal of Philosophy of Culture, and The Public Philosophy Journal. She has received the Jane Addams Prize (2020) and the Mellow Prize (2022) from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and, most recently, the John William Miller Society’s Essay Prize (2023). In 2023, she was awarded the Alwin C. Carus and M. Elisabeth Carus Distinguished Professorship for superior classroom teaching.  Her current writing projects circle around wildness and the American West, particularly focusing on pragmatism and public lands. 

Chris Voparil is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He taught previously at Union Institute & University and holds a PhD from The New School for Social Research. He is author of Reconstructing Pragmatism: Richard Rorty and the Classical Pragmatists (Oxford, 2022) and Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), as well as many articles and book chapters on the pragmatic tradition. He is co-editor of Pragmatism and Justice (Oxford, 2017) and The Rorty Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), in addition to two volumes of Rorty’s work: What Can We Hope For? Essays on Politics (Princeton, 2022) and On Philosophers and Philosophy: Unpublished Papers, 1960-2000 (Cambridge, 2020). He has been a Fulbright Scholar, Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, founding President of the Richard Rorty Society, and currently is Co-Editor of the journal Contemporary Pragmatism.

Kathleen Wallace is Professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University.  She is author of The Network Self: Relation, Process and Personal Identity (2019) andnumerous articles in American Philosophy, metaphysics, and more recently philosophy and sustainability. She is currently interested in philosophy and sustainability, and responsibility in collective action contexts.

Sandra Zákutná is an Associate Professor of the History of Philosophy, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, and Chair of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov (Slovakia). Her research focuses on the philosophy of education, Enlightenment philosophy, and Kant’s political philosophy. She is the editor-in-chief of Studia Philosophica Kantiana and a member of the editorial boards of Con-Textos Kantianos: International Journal of PhilosophyStudies in History of Philosophy,and Anthropos: Journal of Philosophy & Psychology. Her publications include monographs on Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment and recent papers: “The ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment in Russia: Adam Smith and Semyon Efimovich Desnitskii on the philosophy of history” (Zákutná S. – Marchevský, O., Studies in East European Thought, 2023 – early access), “Kant on Teaching Philosophy and Education in a Cosmopolitan Manner” (The Court of Reason: Proceedings of the 13th International Kant Congress. De Gruyter, 2021, pp. 1661-1666), and “Andrej Vandrák’s Elements of philosophical ethics as a reflection of Kant’s philosophy at the Evangelical College in Prešov, Slovakia” (Natur und Freiheit: Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, De Gruyter 2018, pp. 3685-3692).


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